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fgdf
06-12-2009, 12:03 PM
Bartosz Bialek is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/view_entries.php?challenger=17659)

Latest Update: Finished Video: Device
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fgdf
06-12-2009, 12:36 PM
Hello friends I'm excited and eager to get started. Wish you all the best and have fun!

Synopsys:
It's night, stormy weather.
A car stops at the entrence to a IT company headquater.
Agent in coat and a hat goes to the building. He enters via hole made in the window. He meets one guard andneutralizes him. Than another one notices him. Agent turns around and hit him with poison arrow.
We see broken door lock and corridor. As camera flies by we see another guard lying on the floor and another standing on hands and knees barely reaching for alarm button , camera passes by we see red ligths turned on. In the meantime agent reaches his goal - special secret device ;). As he's getting ready to go special forces rushes into room by windows, celling and walls. Agent is souranded and then...

fgdf
06-20-2009, 11:03 PM
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Hello!
I'm drawing stopryboards at the moment. here's concept for the first 15 shots.
I decided to keep it in noir style.
Cheers!
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fgdf
06-23-2009, 05:45 PM
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Here's another part of storyboard. Story unfolds...
Cheers!

fgdf
06-23-2009, 06:01 PM
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...and another part of the story...

fgdf
06-23-2009, 06:03 PM
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...and the final parts of the story. I want this movie to look like an entry scene for a movie.
Cheers!

ahmedadel0077
06-24-2009, 01:19 PM
i like the sketches :)

fgdf
06-30-2009, 08:06 PM
Thank's Ahmed this is the best I can ;)

fgdf
06-30-2009, 08:08 PM
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Hello!
I've finished working on RnD and started modeling stage. Rain&Cloth systems are prepared. You can also see 3 faces for security guards.
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fgdf
07-02-2009, 09:41 PM
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Hello!
Today I will show you another character for my movie. I'm almost done with commando team. This is about what they will look like.
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fgdf
07-08-2009, 10:56 PM
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Hello
General modeling and rigs for character models are done. Now it's time for details & coloring.

fgdf
07-12-2009, 12:22 AM
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Hello
I started adding details and painting maps for my characters

fgdf
07-12-2009, 11:35 PM
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Hello
Today I started working on face details and shading

fgdf
07-13-2009, 08:58 PM
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Hello
Today I'll show you shading for my main character

fgdf
07-17-2009, 11:59 AM
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Hello
I started working on locations
just a snippet here.

fgdf
07-18-2009, 07:19 PM
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Hello!
I'm still working on locations.
Today you can see the main building.
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Staszek
07-18-2009, 07:28 PM
nice shot - looks cool and real

fgdf
07-19-2009, 01:38 AM
Thanks Staszek, This shot is still missing water splashes and some lens postworks
Cheers!

CGIsrael
07-19-2009, 06:24 AM
Buff!!! this is looking very real man, goooooood job

Israel

fgdf
07-22-2009, 12:49 AM
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Hello!
@Israel Thanks for your words. I'm still working on improvements.
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As for now I'm just a few objects from finishing modeling stage.
Here's snapshot from another location
Best to you!

fgdf
07-22-2009, 04:09 PM
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Hello!
The last location is ready. In next few posts I'll show you some snapshots
-cheers!
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fgdf
07-22-2009, 05:53 PM
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...And another location - the corridor.
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jaras
07-22-2009, 07:37 PM
the main building (outside) looks great- almost real, but inside is to dark and not as realistic as the entrance :( did you render all passes ? I mean ambient oclussion, z-depth etc.
cheers and powodzenia w konkursie

fgdf
07-22-2009, 07:50 PM
Hello Jarek
These are mainly just raw renders, only laboratory has MB and DOF in it. Dirt and Z passes will be added later.
You can see enviromental lighting now. Mood will be build on dynamic lights like flashlights or lightning. Idea is to keep contrasts high and give it a bit noir style, shapes are to be defined either by specularity or raindrop bounces.
pozdro
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fgdf
07-22-2009, 08:39 PM
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...and the building lobby (with test DoF)
sc
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fgdf
07-23-2009, 12:19 AM
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Another preview of a location - desk in the lobby.
I guess locations are ready now. I'm finally getting into animation :)
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fgdf
07-26-2009, 06:28 PM
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Hello!
Today I will show you the first rendered shot. Some minor things & composition stuff may change but it's about what I wanted.
If you find some bugs please tell me!

LINK:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/mytyfmnm5m0/spybialekcgtalk_shot1.mov

chers!
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adib
07-26-2009, 06:49 PM
Looks very good! Wait to see more!:)

saeDubai
07-26-2009, 11:11 PM
:drool:

This really is excellent stuff fgdf. The only thing I'd suggest is a change to the camera movement as it turns upward to the Holotec building. I'd personally move the camera a bit lower vertically before having it turn up and also have it move backward a bit to make sure that the Holotec board always remains comfortably within your frame (with particular reference to the 9s to 10s range).

Keep up the good work!

Best regards, Varun

fgdf
07-27-2009, 10:33 AM
@Thanks Adrian! I'm waiting to see your work too - as usuall;)!
@Varun - Thanks for your hint, I tried different camera work as you told -I'm having the feeling that viewer's eye doesn't fallow action propely this way - The moment when board is barely visible is to change eye intrest to road and building. Or is it me :P
:beer:
Thank you guys!
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fgdf
07-29-2009, 06:12 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Hello everybody
Today I wanted to show you my progress on next 3 shots. Still lacking some postwork.
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Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=105072)

fgdf
08-02-2009, 07:04 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Hello!
I'm still working on animation. Here's some shots I've been working on lately
best to you!
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Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=105404)

arturro
08-15-2009, 11:58 AM
I see you made nice progress since last challenge. Good job, really nice shots. One thing that imho needs redoing is a shoe in the rain.
good luck

fgdf
08-15-2009, 12:15 PM
Hello Artur, can you expand on this?
Rain in all shots will be replaced. In the shot you mentioned I made some changes, but I'm intrested in your opinion. Currently I'm working on 24th shot (~10 to go)
Thanks!
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fgdf
08-16-2009, 08:19 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Hello!
I wanted to show you my latest work.
These are shots 21 to 24, still missing some layers ( volumetric lights, particles etc), cc and editing.
best to you
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Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106618)

fgdf
08-16-2009, 08:22 PM
...and here is the link (http://www.mediafire.com/?z3uk12mn0uw) to a more decent quality video

arturro
08-16-2009, 10:52 PM
In the shot with the rain in front of the holotec there is a shoe that comes from the car. It looks like from "other story". It's lighten with a few lights, too bright, and it doesn't fit to the ground. You probably rendered it separately? it looks like you did, if not, try to work on its shader.
good luck

fgdf
08-18-2009, 12:40 AM
See your point Artur. Sure thing I rendered it seperatly but lighting rig is the same. I've just posted updated version. Thanks for pointing out
cheers
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fgdf
08-18-2009, 12:42 AM
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Software: 3ds max

Hello!
I'm working on editing for first a few shots
I'm a bit stuck here... I feel like I'm getting what I wanted but can't take the last step.
I really need crits on this guys
My doubts are mainly editing/directing nature
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Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106641)

fgdf
08-19-2009, 02:15 PM
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Software: 3ds max

hello
here's my progress on lobby sequence.
I added two shots to improve overall movie dynamics.
...btw guess the title of movie ;)

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Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106660)

pierzak
08-19-2009, 03:38 PM
Hey,
Looking good. Character's I am not convinced with facial expression.... eyes stay still and overall face is a bit stiff. All the rest is fine.

fgdf
08-19-2009, 05:17 PM
Hey,
Looking good. Character's I am not convinced with facial expression.... eyes stay still and overall face is a bit stiff. All the rest is fine.
Thanks Pierzak.
I'll play with it. He's supposed to look dull and sleepy. Less sleep - more work for me
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mikebot
08-19-2009, 05:30 PM
Hey, these environments are cool. Have you thought about audio yet? I think that's an important part.

Thoughts so far:
- Impressive number of shots you're getting done.
- Shot of foot hitting the ground is a little soft... doesn't feel heavy enough.
- Not sure about the camera sway after the camera moves up above the character in the rain.
- Camera moves a little much for my taste... but I tend to really prefer static shots, could be just me.
- The guard's walk feels light & mechanical - I think we need to see more weight settling when he steps. Even when it's stealthy steps. I haven't done much animation but maybe try to do more with the hips.

Hope this is helpful,

Mike

fgdf
08-19-2009, 11:20 PM
Hey, these environments are cool. Have you thought about audio yet? I think that's an important part.

Thoughts so far:
- Impressive number of shots you're getting done.
- Shot of foot hitting the ground is a little soft... doesn't feel heavy enough.
- Not sure about the camera sway after the camera moves up above the character in the rain.
- Camera moves a little much for my taste... but I tend to really prefer static shots, could be just me.
- The guard's walk feels light & mechanical - I think we need to see more weight settling when he steps. Even when it's stealthy steps. I haven't done much animation but maybe try to do more with the hips.

Hope this is helpful,

Mike

Thanks for your time and suggestions Mike.
Ill look at the shoe shot once again - It may look silly but it's quite a demending shot;)
Camera work... I made my last movie too static - I want this one to be way more dynamic - kinda action movie first scene. Static shot will be used to lower movie dynamics and give viewer a breathe( this is the plan :D )

Guard's walk ... hips - yes you guessed its still my pain.. I mean its wip ;)
thanks men ,
good luck
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grzesiekj
08-24-2009, 03:09 AM
Hi Bartosz
you have some really cool ideas and shots are looking good.
Character animation needs work, I would also tune down some crazy camera motions here and there.
Reflection of the spy in the coffee works great, just make sure it is really clearly visible.

Keep it up

Grzesiek

fgdf
08-25-2009, 12:05 AM
Hi Grzegorz
Thanks for your words and support.
I'd really love to hear what shots hurts your (else's) eyes most.
Color grading is still ahead. Now I'm working on the last 7 shots. All next week is planned for fixes & improvements
cheers!
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fgdf
08-31-2009, 12:31 AM
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Software: 3ds max

hello!
I decided to change final sequence of shots so I'm quite busy whit it
You can see here 3 shots of which any isn't sure to get to the final editing. I'm "changing choreography" visible on the last shot. There's a lot going on frankly speaking.
...less talk more work. Let's do this
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Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106802)

Johnseventine
09-08-2009, 09:53 PM
great cinematography here! i really like the level of control that your shots are showing... Good entry!

fgdf
09-09-2009, 03:54 AM
Thank you Tom.
Such words are keeping me away from my bed 3rd night in a row:thumbsup:

fgdf
09-09-2009, 10:48 AM
I was beeing so fastidious about how much time has left I thought myselfe that deadline is tommorow morning (polish time). Obviously it's not :applause:. So there's plenty of time now :D. I will post relase candidate later this day
Thanks for having the clock in NZ guys:D

fgdf
09-10-2009, 03:02 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

Trailer and full movie are now ready.
I'm still working on audio.
Later I will upload final entry submission without audio first
Last day of the challenge... crazy as usual
Cheers!
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Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106887)

fgdf
09-10-2009, 03:06 AM
Just wanted to ask you for feedback about brightnes and contrast If you have any problem watching the movie ( I mean its all black or grey) please let me know!
thanks!

ivanisavich
09-10-2009, 04:57 AM
Brightness was fine on my end.

Nice looking trailer! There was no sound though...are you going to be able to add some before the deadline?

fgdf
09-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Thanks Tyson.
I've just finished all video works and now I'm working on audio. No fireworks here but I'll do my best to finish it.

fgdf
09-11-2009, 03:51 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

This is it. I decided to put it before last deadline and end my alienation lasting 3 months ;). I've enjoyed this challenege the most. The Idea for this movie was simple- a man without face steling some kind of mystical device. I had a chance to prove I learned from my past mistakes. Obviously not becouse 50 shots kept me away from bed for to many nights. I'm aware and sorry that some shots aren't polished as I would have wanted but you know - there is a time you have to say stop. To have my story finished I made some sacrifices ;). I am glad to take part in this challenge with so meny fantastic animators. Thank you guys for your help and inspiration. I like this moment I can finally enjoy effects of your hard work. Congratulations to all participants and enjoy the movie

I forgot to put it in - Movie footage used in my film is from tv series "Lights Out" episode " I Spy!" 1951, via www.archive.org

cheers!
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p.s. I'm not a master of audio editing so please keep it in mind during screening ;)
I will post a link to high quality version mov as soon as I upload it

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106904)

Alternate link if the video doesn't want to start playing

50 mb
http://bartoszbialek.com/public/SPY_bialek_full_MQ.mov

fgdf
09-11-2009, 01:46 PM
delete please

grzesiekj
09-11-2009, 04:44 PM
Works fine here, Im using firefox on windows.

Great film, textures and animation needs improvement, but its totally engaging short thriller.
Congratulations. I think you have great sense of direction, layout , pacing etc.

G.

fgdf
09-11-2009, 05:03 PM
please delete

fgdf
09-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Thanks Grzegorz!
I think you pointed my weaknesses right. I chose to put less effort in textures to have a whole story completed. In future I will try to improve in this area and balance all fields better. For the directing and camera acting it's very kind of you but you must be aware you're a men whose work I've been using as inspiration and guidance:beer:

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I accidently uploaded wrong video (misspelled heaving instead of having goshhh ) so I need to upload it once again ;/

fgdf
09-11-2009, 06:10 PM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

I promise it's the last time ;)

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106912)

pierzak
09-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Nice trailer. I like the mood in it. Character animation could be a bit better but I can see how much you had to do to finish the whole thing.
Moje gratulacje.

fgdf
09-12-2009, 01:51 PM
Thanks Pierzak!
I'm aware and sad for that but I'll prove better next time
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fgdf
09-12-2009, 01:54 PM
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I couldn't leave this story untold so I decided to continue it by making a sequel short. Welcome to mid 40's!

fgdf
09-12-2009, 10:58 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17659/17659_1252792686_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17659/17659_1252792686_medium.jpg)

Software: 3ds max,After Effects

I lied - this is my final final final upload. I updated credits for the record. This is my final word
Good luck everyone!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106928)

IF IT DOESN'T START PLAYING IN YOUR BROWSER
-use diffrent browser if avalible (Chrome / Opera works for sure for what I know, FF under 3.5 too)
-try to dowonload flv movie , the video is there and is working

ALTERNATE LINKS TO MOVIE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z1WKLVYLcY
http://bartoszbialek.com/public/DEVICE_BY_BARTOSZ_BIALEK.mov

destruct007
09-14-2009, 05:42 AM
I don't know why, but it won't play for me. it loads but never plays. I don't have that issue with any other movie. huh. Tried a few times, I donno if it's me or the video.

fgdf
09-14-2009, 10:01 AM
I don't know why, but it won't play for me. it loads but never plays. I don't have that issue with any other movie. huh. Tried a few times, I donno if it's me or the video.
I don't get it. Try open in different browser (chrome? opera). I have been haveing this issue before. It works fine for me atm. Try another browser and I will report to forum leaders.
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destruct007
09-14-2009, 05:25 PM
Cool it worked for me at work! Very nicely done! Some shots have really great lighting, might be a contender for best lighting (among others of course)! I like your camera work and shot design. Great work!

fgdf
09-14-2009, 07:07 PM
Thanks for your words and help David!
Cheers!
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Richard3d
09-14-2009, 11:35 PM
Cool animation, there was some really cool stuff in there. I like how the lighting only revealed what you wanted us to see. Very dramatic. I like when the swat guyts bust in. Nice work

fgdf
09-15-2009, 12:44 PM
Thanks Richard... If I only had animation skills near your level ;)

CGIsrael
09-15-2009, 07:53 PM
WOW, this looks great, I think with more time the final look would be even better but this is spectacular, I like the rithm, the sound effects are great, I feel inside the places. Nice camera moves as others said before. Good VFX with the rain and a Dr. Manhattan effect. Very good job.
Best wishes

Israel

fgdf
09-16-2009, 11:07 AM
Thanks Israel
Time was our common enemy.
Good luck with your epic short:beer:
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redCigarette
09-17-2009, 04:00 PM
fgdf,

That short looked great mate! Lots of shots too. Congrats :)

fgdf
09-17-2009, 07:10 PM
Thanks Ishan!
I'm looking forward for your finished work.
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arturro
10-09-2009, 03:37 PM
Hi mate!
Sorry for not being here all the time you were working, this time, time killed me and it was close from not finishing on time. But we did it on time, and we know how tough it is and how many strange things may appear suddenly durirng production.

As far as your work is concerned, I like the trailer very much, it speeds up, actions grows. Main animation has some too long shots with too less action, but generaly it stays on a good level. Incredible amount of work for a one person.

See you on the next challenge :twisted:

fgdf
10-09-2009, 11:42 PM
Hej Artur and thanks
Don't be sorry I understand you completely ;) and I'm glad we all made it. I walked the same path I agree trailer was stronger than main movie. I think I've got everything I wanted to learn from this movie - will prove it next time
See you around!
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redCigarette
10-11-2009, 01:07 AM
Hey Mate!

It was a fun challenge with you. See you next time :beer:

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